Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic preview
  • Forensic Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone or email and we will do our best to help you.

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Latest News

Hawkins Welcomes Fire Investigator Martin Pope

18th Apr 2019

Hawkins is pleased to announce that Martin Pope has joined our team of Fire Investigators.Martin is a Chartered Physicist and has a broad-based science degree from The Open University, which he gained during his thirteen years working as a Crime ...

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Khubaib Asadullah’s Quality Manual

15th Apr 2019

Hawkins’ Quality Manager, Khubaib Asadullah, recently wrote an article for the Chartered Quality Institute’s website titled, “Five Steps: Transforming Your Risk Register into a Quality Manual.” Khubaib joined Hawkins in 2015, and he is based ...

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Civil Engineering Presentations at Zurich

8th Apr 2019

Recently, Paul Hughes of Hawkins’ London Office, together with Andy Ingle and Andrew Reeves of Hawkins’ Reigate Office, gave two Civil and Structural Engineering presentations for Zurich’s offices in London. The subjects of their presentations ...

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Electrical Engineer Ben Adams Presents at IMechE Annual Conference

25th Mar 2019

Earlier this month, Electrical Engineer Ben Adams of Hawkins’ London Office, presented at the IMechE Steam Turbine & Generator user group annual conference. This is an annual conference, and this year had over 200 attendees from across the world, ...

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Hong Kong Skuld P&I Casualty Seminar

20th Mar 2019

Recently Dr John Allum and Dr Sophie Parsons from Hawkins’ Hong Kong Office attended a Hong Kong Skuld P&I Casualty Seminar on the Investigation of Marine Claims. The presentation incorporated a discussion of materials failures by Dr Parsons, and ...

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